Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked from the post of Central Board of Film Certification chairman on Friday. “Yes, it is correct. Pahlaj Nihalani had to resign from his chairmanship. Recently there was a lot of friction in the working of the CBFC,” CBFC member and filmmaker Ashok Pandit told indianexpress.com.
Nihalani’s term as CBFC chief was always surrounded with controversies. Films like Udta Punjab, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Indu Sarkar and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz among others had to face the brunt of Nihalani’s stewardship. Here’s how Twitterati reacted on his removal from the post of CBFC chief:
Pahlaj Nihalani Sacked As Censor Board Chief, Adman Prasoon Joshi To Replace Him
— Kamlesh Kumar Ojha (@KamleshKrOjha) August 11, 2017
Pahlaj Nihalani sacked, finally actors can say intercourse in movies
— Raj Chitale (@RajChitale) August 11, 2017
At last, Modi did a final Sanskari cut by censoring Pahlaj Nihalani.
— Sanjeev Srivastava? (@HaridwarSanjeev) August 11, 2017
Pahlaj Nihalani sacked, Vidya Balan to join CBFC, I love how they're moving from sanskari pictures to the dirty picture.
— Amit Chaturvedi (@Amit_knc2015) August 11, 2017